41 episodes

A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Earwolf

    • Society & Culture

A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.

    How Did You Develop Such Amazing Taste? with Sohla El-Waylly

    How Did You Develop Such Amazing Taste? with Sohla El-Waylly

    This week’s episode of Getting Curious isn’t a snack, it’s a whole meal. Culinary creator, writer, and video host Sohla El-Waylly joins Jonathan to discuss cooking basics, ancient recipes, and their shared affinity for a certain discontinued Taco Bell classic.

     

    Sohla El-Waylly can currently be seen starring in The HISTORY® Channel’s online series Ancient Recipes with Sohla. Sohla is also currently one of the first-ever Resident Experts for Food52 with Off Script with Sohla, her curated monthly online column and video series. She is also a contributor to The New York Times Cooking vertical. You can keep up with Sohla’s work on Instagram @sohlae and at www.hellosohla.com.

     

    Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

    Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

    • 48 min
    What Was Canada Up To During The American Revolution? with Professor Jeffers Lennox

    What Was Canada Up To During The American Revolution? with Professor Jeffers Lennox

    This week on Getting Curious, things are looking up: to Canada! Professor Jeffers Lennox joins Jonathan to discuss early Canadian history, including British, French, and Indigenous relations in northeastern North America; Canada’s role in the American Revolution; Canada’s confederation story; and what the deal actually was with Benedict Arnold.

     

    Jeffers Lennox is an associate professor of History at Wesleyan University. His current book project is North of America: British Provinces, the Revolution, and Creating the United States (under contract, Yale University Press). 

     

    You can follow Jeffers on Twitter @jefferslennox, and keep up with his work at www.jefferslennox.com.

     

    Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

    Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

    • 49 min
    How Much Do We ♥ Arlo? an Arlo The Alligator Boy Roundtable

    How Much Do We ♥ Arlo? an Arlo The Alligator Boy Roundtable

    This week on Getting Curious, Jonathan sits down with the creators and cast of Netflix’s new animated musical movie Arlo The Alligator Boy. Joining the discussion is director and writer Ryan Crego; supervising producer Blake Lemons; Mary Lambert, who plays Bertie; Michael J. Woodard, who plays Arlo—and Jonathan, who plays Furlecia! Listen in to learn all about the writing, casting, voiceover, and animation process.

     

    You can follow Ryan on Instagram @creegsmamation; Blake @blahlemons; Michael @MichaelJWoodard; and Mary @MaryLambertSing. For more on Arlo The Alligator Boy, and the upcoming Netflix series I ♥ Arlo, follow @NetflixFamily on Instagram.

     

    Find out what today’s guests and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

    Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

    • 1 hr
    How Can We Find Clarity Through Art? with Lanecia Rouse

    How Can We Find Clarity Through Art? with Lanecia Rouse

    This week on Getting Curious, multidisciplinary visual artist Lanecia Rouse joins Jonathan to discuss how creative expression can help us make sense of our lives. Lanecia shares how she sources materials—like magazines, bricks, and strings—for her works; how she contends with questions of religion, grief, and joy in her art; and how she became a full-time artist.

     

    Lanecia is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Houston, TX and the owner and creator of LAR Art Studio. Her portfolio includes a range of abstract painting, photography, teaching, writing, speaking, and collaborative creative community engagement projects nationally and abroad. 

     

    You can follow Lanecia on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @larartstudio and keep up with her work at www.laneciarousetinsley.com.

     

    Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

    Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    What’s On Animals’ Minds? with Eva Meijer

    What’s On Animals’ Minds? with Eva Meijer

    This week’s Getting Curious is going to the dogs—and the cats and the cows and the crocodiles! Philosopher and writer Eva Meijer joins Jonathan for a conversation about how non-human animals communicate, why humans have often underestimated other species’ capacity for language, and what we can do to build more sustainable, respectful relationships with other species.

     

    Among Eva’s books is Animal Languages, recently translated into English by Laura Watkinson and published by MIT University Press. Follow Eva on Facebook and Twitter @meijereva, and on her website www.evameijer.nl. 

     

    Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

    Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

    • 58 min
    What’s Astrology All About? with Diana Rose

    What’s Astrology All About? with Diana Rose

    This week on Getting Curious, we’re wishing Jonathan many happy returns with an extra special birthday edition of the show. Diana Rose joins Jonathan to discuss astrology, tarot, and other healing practices—complete with Jonathan’s first ever natal chart reading!

     

    Diana Rose is an astrologer, tarot reader, & writer based in Los Angeles. Her practice aims to guide others towards cultivating a more compassionate and re-enchanted relationship with themselves & the world around them.

     

    Diana is on Instagram @ddamascenaa, on Twitter @ddamascenaa, and on Patreon @ddamascenaa. 

     

    She’ll be presenting two talks at the Northwest Astrological Conference in May, so make sure to check her out there. She’s also writing the guidebook for the Rosebud Tarot; you can keep up with that project on Instagram @rosebudtarot.

    Find out what today’s guest and former guests are up to by following us on Instagram and Twitter @CuriousWithJVN. 

    Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.

    Check out all new Getting Curious merch at PodSwag.com.

    Listen to more music from Quiñ by heading over to TheQuinCat.com.

    Jonathan is on Instagram and Twitter @JVN and @Jonathan.Vanness on Facebook.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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